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Mr Angus Donald Campbell

Mr Angus Donald Campbell
Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Department of Industrial Design
Head of Department & Senior Lecturer

Contact Details
Office G035, FADA Building
011 559 1387

​​​​Qualifications: NDip: Three Dimensional Design (TWR)(1999), BTech: Industrial Design (TWR)(2000), MTech: Industrial Design (TWR)(2003), Candidate DLitt et Phil: Development Studies (UJ)

Title: Head of Department & Senior Lecturer, Department of Industrial Design

Short Bio:
Angus Donald Campbell is the Head of the Department of Industrial Design at the University of Johannesburg. He is a qualified industrial designer with a Masters degree and over a decade of university lecturing, research and freelance design experience. His design research focuses on the nexus of social, ecological and technological systems within the South African context. This is evidenced through multiple publications, conference papers and postgraduate student supervision.

Campbell’s Masters in Industrial Design (Technikon Witwatersrand, 2003) focused on developing new stylistic possibilities for African product design inspired by African cultural heritage and foregrounded his current transdisciplinary Doctorate in Development Studies focused on technology innovation by urban farmers in Johannesburg. He is co-founder of the Design Society Development DESIS Lab based at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg a co-founder of the Izindaba Zokudla: Conversations About Food project focused on innovation in Soweto’s food system, and a board member of the Museum of African Design (MOAD).

Campbell has taught in the field of Industrial Design firstly as a Lecturer at the Technikon Witwatersrand (2003) and then as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg (2010-) after its merger with the aforementioned institution. He has taught across the majority of modules and year groups in the department and currently is the coordinator for the Masters programme and 2nd year student group. Multiple students have been awarded under his lectureship in national and international competitions including the Association of Rotational Moulders of Southern Africa (ARMSA) Student Design Award (2005, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015); the Plastics Institute of Southern Africa (PISA) Student Design Award (2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015); The Eco Design Competition (2011, 2012); Designboom Seoul International Design Competition (2010); Eskom Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition (2010); INDEX: AIGA Aspen Design Challenge: Designing Water’s Future (2009); and DESIGN 21: Social Design Network: Power to the Pedal (2008). His freelance design work has included the following clients: SAB Miller (SA), Jacqueline Rabun (UK), MacMillan Publishing (UK), WAACS (NL) and Phumani Paper (SA).

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Bursary & Best Research Poster Award, Association of Commonwealth Universities Summer School, Malaysia, 2014.
NRF Thuthuka Grant for PhD Project, Designing Development: An Exploration of Technology Innovation by Small-scale Urban Farmers in Johannebsurg, 2014-2016.
1st place, Safe Paraffin Stove Design Competition 2005, Paraffin Safety Association Southern Africa.
Best Postgraduate Student, TWR Research Day, 2003.
Technikon Merit Award, TWR, 2000.

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